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Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

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  • Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

    Hi there

    I'm looking for advice on where to get a ceramic blanket from in the Brisbane area? Any advice on sources and costs is appreciated.

    I hear I need around 50 square foot of blanket about 3 inches thick for an average wood-fired oven. sound right?

    Thanks!
    Dan

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    Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

    THERMAL CERAMICS or Total Refractory Managment in Qld

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      Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

      new to the forum..
      Got my slab down and laying blocks this weekend. (stay away RAIN,damn you)
      I have tracked down fireclay and vermiculite for my dome.....
      BUT
      Does anybody know if you can use Ceiling insulation instead of the ceramic blanket..
      OR should I just use the ceramic..
      I helped my mate do his and he used 2 rolls and it seemed expensive..I have left over R3.5 insulation so I was going to use that....
      ANY advice would be great...it is my last sticking point...I think I know the answer.

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      • #4
        Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

        Batts will compress badly. A roll of ceramic fibre should only be $75'ish + freight.
        What area are you in? We can supply in Melbourne area.
        Last edited by Johnny the oven man; 10-13-2011, 06:23 PM.

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          Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

          got 2 rolls today..I am up in Toowoomba, paid about $90 per roll plus freight..Ordered this morning got it this afternoon.....great service. Thanks for the advice, I just needed the nudge to go the extra money...
          Hopefully get back into it Sat afternoon after work.pending rain...

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          • #6
            Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

            You wont regret getting the blanket, the few extra bucks will be paid back time and time again in saved wood and extended heat retention times.
            The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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            • #7
              Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

              I have box of ceramic blanket i got if anyone wants to buy it from me. I am on the gold coast. I was going to put a few layers on but decided against it.

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                Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

                Originally posted by Gus5jp View Post
                I was going to put a few layers on but decided against it.
                Why?

                50mm of blanket is worth 200mm of vermiculite.
                The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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                  Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

                  Sorry should have explained better, was going to put 3 layers but decided to just go the two. I didn't want to put so much vermiculite so did 2. Oven is awesome just finishing off the tiling and painting. Had it up to over 600 and 8 hours of cooking felt nothing with the 2 blanket layers and vermiculite and render so was enough. Might as well spend the money on finishing everything.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

                    Gus5jp, How much do you want for your blanket? I'm in Cairns so I need to consider freight too. Is it a full roll?

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                      Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

                      Hello ,

                      I live in Adelaide and was wondering where the best place to buy ceramic insulation was here? I have looked around and it a bit expensive.
                      Is it cheaper over the internet?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

                        CWG Insulation were able to provide all requirements and we're good to deal with

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                        • #13
                          Re: Where to get a Ceramic Blanket from in Qld?

                          Hi Dan,
                          I am building a 42 inch wfo at school. Just about to purchase some ceramic blanket. It comes in 1 inch thick rolls. Is 50 square ft enough for 2 layers over the dome? My oven at home is fully enclosed and I filled the cavity between the dome and the outside brick with vermiculite. It works a treat, but for the school project I'm using the ceramic blanket then the vermicrete. I have the downloaded plans but any tips would be appreciated. I'll post some pics soon.
                          Regards from Tassie
                          Geoff

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